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Behind the Scenes at the Olympics: Sports Psychologists and Positive Psychology

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics: Sports Psychologists and Positive Psychology

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Elite Athletes

I am so proud that my emerging field of “Sports Psychology” is always on display during the Olympics, as the US teams each have sport psychologists who specialize in their sport. Now, I apply the exact same techniques for sales, HR, and Financial Professionals.  The article below was written by psychologist, Rodney L. Lowman.  He says it better than I can. – Dr. Jack Singer Guest Post by Psy... Read More »

Ware & Rice: A Case of Beauty and the Beast

Elite Athletes / Public Melt Downs

In the aftermath of Louisville Guard Kevin Ware's horrific injuries, we know it is time that we blow the whistle on coaches who do not have the maturity to control their emotions. We need to quickly weed them out. Read More »

Major Upsets Are Predictable in Sports

Blog / Elite Athletes

By Jack Singer, Ph.D. Licensed and Certified Sport Psychologist For the seventh time in NCAA tournament history — and the third time in the last two years — a 15-seed has defeated a 2-seed. Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) defeated Georgetown 78-68 in FGCU’s first-ever NCAA tournament game. And, they added to their resume by becoming the first 15th seed to get into the Sweet ... Read More »

Are Professional Sports Organizations Doing Enough to Protect Their Athletes?

Elite Athletes

All professional sports associations need to look into these issues, now. Hopefully, other contact sports, such as hockey, boxing, and soccer will not wait for their players to sue for degenerative and brain-related injuries, before they are motivated to develop preventive strategies. Read More »

The ‘Armstrong Syndrome’

Elite Athletes

The ‘Armstrong Syndrome’ The Ongoing Saga of Sports Figures Who Shock Us, By Lying, Cheating and Stealing From Us Our Role Models and Heroes Read More »

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Maintaining Team Synergy

Applied Sports Psychology / Elite Athletes

by Jack Singer, Ph.D. Licensed Sport/Clinical Psychologist 4 Critical Ways to Maintain Team Synergy During a Long Season [contentbox width=”500″ borderwidth=”1″ borderstyle=”dashed” bordercolor=”000000″ dropshadow=”0″ backgroundcolor=”F5F5F5″ radius=”0″]This is the 5th of a series of cutting edge tips from the fiel... Read More »

The Elusive “Mental Toughness” Ability

Applied Sports Psychology / Elite Athletes / General

Mental toughness involves teaching athletes how to take control of their performance. Learn the 4 C's of mental toughness in sports with Dr. Jack Singer. Read More »

Coaching by Intimidation Does NOT Work

Applied Sports Psychology / Children and Family / Elite Athletes

During my 33 years as a Professional Sport Psychologist, I have been disheartened by the volume of young athletes who describe coaches that "coach" by intimidation, threats and humiliation. Read More »

Sports Psychologists now working with the Olympic teams

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Elite Athletes

In the last 20 years, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has increased the number of full-time sport psychologists from one to six. Read More »

The Athlete’s Secret Weapon is His or Her Mind

Blog / Elite Athletes / Sports Hypnosis

Dr. Jack Singer, Ph.D., has been well aware of the importance of a clear, focused mental state and how it affects the athlete’s performance on the field, on the court, or in the ring. For the past 30 years, he has been helping athletes of all ages and sports to perform at their peak by adding in sports hypnosis to their training. Read More »

A Young Gymnast Excels in Her Sport

Blog / Elite Athletes

Ashton Woodbury - CA State Vault Champion. Client of sports psychologist Dr. Jack Singer. Read More »

Bobby Petrino – Another Moral Failure

Elite Athletes / General

Bobby Petrino lost his job because of serious moral and ethical failures. Real heroes recognize that when faced with temptation, the choice is ultimately theirs and they have an obligation to themselves and their families to make the right choice, every time. Read More »

Meet Ashton – A Competitive Gymnast

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Elite Athletes

Meeting with Dr. Jack turned out to be the best thing we did all season. Ashton listened to the audio tape he made for her every day before practice, and before every remaining meet - and she applied the strategies that Dr. Jack had given her for overcoming her negative thoughts. She never fell again. Read More »

What Has Happened to Accountability in Athletic Organizations?

Elite Athletes / General

Why is it that the everyday Joe is accountable, but many star athletes and coaches (as well as celebrities in any arena) get a free pass, unless the media get wind of their behaviors)? Read More »

Rest In Peace Joe Frazier

Elite Athletes / General

Joe Frazier was a goal-directed athlete, with no fluff or need for building his image with the public. He just wanted to do his best in every fight and then go home. Modern fighters need to take lessons from Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Just perfect your craft and your image will take care of itself! Read More »

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